Welcome to www.solar-district-heating.eu, the website of the Intelligent Energy Europe 'SDHtake-off - Solar District Heating in Europe' and 'SDHplus – New Business Opportunities for Solar District Heating and Cooling' project! These projects are supporting the market rollout of solar district heating in Europe.
This website provides you with updated news and informations on solar district heating as well as projects products and services presented here according to the projects progress.
Solar thermal plants in the megawatt range for district heating
Large-scale solar thermal plants up to 100 megawatts are growing into competitive and environmentally friendly heat supply systems for district heating. About 160 experts and market actors from 20 countries met at the 3rd International Solar District Heating Conference on 17th and 18th of June in the French city of Toulouse, to exchange about new developments and market strategies.
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SmartReFlex – First task force activities in Italy and Spain
The SmartReFlex project aims at increasing the diffusion of smart and flexible district heating and cooling (DHC) systems, basing on high shares of renewable energy sources (RES) in European cities.
3rd International Solar District Heating Conference: Save the date !
The third edition of the International Solar District Heating Conference will take place on 17 and 18 June 2015 in Toulouse, France.
International Workshop on Solar District Heating in Italy
With about 40 participants, the 25th November workshop in Milano showed how important is the role of energy urban planning for sustainable cities. Engineers, planners and consultants from industries, research centres and local administrations had the chance to see that solar district heating has a long successful history in northern Europe and it is now moving towards south.
South Korean R&D project focuses on the first solar district heating system with seasonal heat storage
The plant with 2000 m2 of solar collectors and a large heat storage of 5000 m3 will be part of an innovative energy supply system to an eco-friendly energy district in the South Korean Jincheon-gun province. The project is led and promoted by researchers of the Korea Institute of Energy Research KIER.
The first solar district heating plant in France is in operation
In combination with a biomass boiler, the new plant of 458 m² of vacuum tube solar collectors provides energy to the Vidailhan Ecodistrict near Toulouse since summer 2014.
Solar thermal energy could be a central part of Graz's future district heating energy supply
The city of Graz has supported the district heating network extension program for years. Today, the existing traditional energy supply cannot be operated economically anymore. Soon, 500 000 m² collectors and seasonal storages could provide 20% of the energy demand of the DH grid.
Global District Energy Climate Awards 2015: applications open until 15 January
The 37th Euroheat and Power Congress will take place in Tallinn, Estonia in April 2015. Applications for the Global District Energy Climate Awards are open until 15 January 2015.
SDH plants Büsingen and Crailsheim distinguished
The bio energy village Büsingen and the solar thermal district Crailsheim have been awarded prices for the 2013/2014 initiative ‘House. Houses. District. – living in a sustainable way’ at the Urban Planning Congress of the Baden-Württemberg Building Association ARGE.
Austria’s largest solar thermal plant is extended – 4 different large collectors will be compared on a test field
The existing plant with 5 000 m² on the roof of AEVG in Graz was built in 2007 and has been successfully in operation since. The plant has been extended with 2 000 m² and the new system is in operation since September 2014.
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Discover other european RTD and policy projects related to solar district heating:
e.g. the FP7 demonstration project Sunstore 4
or IEE projects UrbanSolPlus, UP-RES and more